23 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 23 August 2022

BJP leader found hanging from tree in Kathua

Jammu , August 23 : A BJP leader was found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua district on Tuesday, officials said. A villager saw the body of Som Raj hanging from a tree at some distance from his house in Hiranagar town in the morning and informed the police, they said. The body, which had blood marks, was sent to a hospital for post-mortem, the officials said.

Warrant against Rubaiya Sayeed for not appearing in her abduction case

Jammu , August 23 : A special court here on Tuesday issued a bailable warrant against Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, after she did not appear for cross-examination in a case related to her abduction by the JKLF in 1989. Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, one of the accused in the case, appeared before the court from Delhis Tihar Jail via video conference. He once again insisted on his physical appearance while turning down the courts offer of legal aid or amicus, standing counsel for the CBI Monika Kohli said.

99 percent people endorsed ban on donations in Waqf associated shrines: Dr.DarkhshanAndrabi

Srinagar , August 23 : Srinagar, Aug 23: J&K Waqf Board chairperson, Dr.DarkhshanAndrabi Tuesday asserted that 99 percent of people endorsed the decision of banning donations on shrines across Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to reporters, Dr.DarkhshanAndrabi said that boxes meant for collection of donations inside shrines were remaining empty often as per reports, as few vested interested elements, having good say in the management of shrine, were plundering the amount of charity. She said the J&K administration has taken a strong cognizance of this irregularity at religious places and took some key steps to contain the situation.

BJP slams Farooq Abdullah over his J-K 'non-local voters' remark

Srinagar , August 23 : National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party Tarun Chugh slammed former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah over his local and non-local voters remark and said that no ISI or Afghan terrorist has been made a voter in the region. "Farooq Abdullah's statement is unfortunate. He being such a senior leader refers to non-local and local voters.

Delhi HC Dismisses Kashmiri Bizman Watali’s Bail Plea

New Delhi , August 23 : The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed a plea by Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Shah Watali, arrested by the NIA in connection with a militant funding case, seeking bail on the ground of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watali had approached the high court challenging a trial court’s order which had denied him bail in the case last year but had taken note of his medical condition that he was suffering from various ailments including diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and piles. The trial court, early this year, had directed that Watali be kept under house arrest at his Gurugram residence till further orders for his medical treatment.

Move Beyond Past, Think About Future: LG To Kashmir Youth

Srinagar , August 23 : Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday asked people to move beyond past rhetoric to save the future of youth and next generation in Jammu and Kashmir. The world is moving fast and if we remain confined to the past practices, the future of the youth and next generation will get devastated, Sinha said while addressing a gathering at Ganderbal. I believe that many things have changed in the past three years.

Two Shot Dead On Line Of Control In Rajouri: Army

Jammu , August 23 : Two infiltrators were killed as the Army foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. The infiltration attempt in Naushera sector was made on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, a defence spokesman said. The reconnaissance of the general area of the attempted infiltration site is in progress.